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Tredwell named in England World Cup squad

Wednesday 19th January 2011

Kent off-spinner James Tredwell has been selected in England“s 15-man squad for the forthcoming ICC World Cup in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which gets underway next month.

With spin likely to play a huge role in the sub-continent, the 28 year-old will be looking to add to his current two ODI caps as England go in search of world glory to add to their World T20 and Ashes success. The all-rounder is currently touring Australia with the national squad as part of their seven-match ODI series and with frontline spinner Swann having picked up a knee injury, Tredwell will be hoping to get the chance to showcase his talents ahead of the World Cup.

Commenting on the selection of Tredwell, Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace, said: “I am delighted that James has been named in the squad. He has continued to work hard and deserves his selection. To be selected for a World Cup is a great achievement. Everybody at Kent is pleased and it will hopefully inspire our young players coming through.”

Graham Johnson, Kent“s Chairman of Cricket, added: “This is fantastic news for James. It just goes to show that you get your rewards if you keep performing well. From our point of view, we will certainly miss him at the start of the season because he is an integral part of our team but everyone is absolutely delighted for him.”

England kick-off their campaign on 22 February with a group B fixture against the Netherlands in Nagpur, India.

England 15-man ICC World Cup squad: Andrew Strauss (Middlesex) (Captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Paul Collingwood (Durham), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex), Ajmal Shahzad (Yorkshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex), Michael Yardy (Sussex)

England – group B match schedule
22 February v Netherlands, VCA Stadium, Nagpur
27 February v India, Eden Gardens, Kolkata
2 March v Ireland, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
6 March v South Africa, M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
11 March v Bangladesh, ZACS, Chittagong
17 March v West Indies, M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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